Texas A&M Marine Terminal Renovation
LJA and the subconsultant team performed a detailed analysis of the existing state of the Marine Terminal at Texas A&M University – Galveston. The analysis included numerical structural analysis, and subaerial and subaqueous nondestructive inspections. LJA provided recommendations to the client regarding vital repairs to the dock and generated a plan set to renovate the existing bulkhead, pier decking, and piles, as well as the existing electrical and plumbing system.
Tasks included jacketing of damaged piles, cleaning, sealing or replacement of damaged concrete and rebar, installation of 280 feet of new bulkhead, removal of extraneous electrical equipment and upgrades to both the electrical and mechanical systems. The project also included a small landscaping component designed to upgrade the appearance of the Marine Terminal. Their bulkhead renovation required a sheet pile analysis to replace the deteriorated sheets currently in place. The existing tieback system in place was assumed to be in good condition and was verified during the construction phase. Therefore the limits of the new design were somewhat limited geometrically in order to utilize the existing tie back system. The pier analysis was required to determine if their currently moored vessel could remain moored during a Category 1 hurricane. This analysis required an As-Built survey and a berthing and mooring analysis of their vessel.